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Destiny 2 Event Supposedly Unlocks Felwinters Lie

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The Guardian Games are over in Destiny 2, and while the grind to earn the Heir Apparent Exotic machine gun has ended, a new big weapon quest has kicked off in its place: The Lie.

Hop into the game after the most recent weekly reset and you’ll be able to hit the first step in the quest, which sends you to talk to Ana Bray on Mars. Ana suggests that something is going on with Rasputin, beyond just the thing with using his huge network of satellites to shoot down the Almighty. That’s been the story thrust of this season since its start, but we’ve been getting hints that there might be more going on with Rasputin since last season, the Season of Dawn. Now, it seems, that story might be developing further.

But getting to it is going to take a while. The first step in The Lie is for players to finish the Season of the Worthy’s Seraph Tower events on Earth, the Moon, and Io. This isn’t your usual quest that requires you to complete an event a certain number of times, though: The tracker for The Lie is actually taking into account all players and their completions. It looks as though it’s going to take a while to get through these, as well.

According to Destiny dataminer Ginsor, it’s going to take 3 million completions on each planet to advance The Lie to its next step.

After that, the quest apparently becomes a bit more manageable, although with some significant grind. The datamine also says we’ll return to Vostok, the location of the Iron Lords’ fortress from Destiny 1, and learn more about Rasputin in a secret room in its bunker on the Moon. The reward for the quest, once it’s completed, is Felwinter’s Lie, a powerful Legendary shotgun from back in the days of Destiny 1.

More interesting than the grind, though, is what we might learn about Rasputin through the course of the quest. Information about the warmind has been pretty thin throughout both Destiny 1 and Destiny 2. We know Rasputin was involved in the Collapse and fought for humanity during that invasion–it also knows more about what happened during that time than any other character in the game, and so far, it hasn’t shared. That might be about to change, though.

Through the course of the Season of the Worthy, we’ve seen that Rasputin’s bunkers are tracking the return of the pyramid ships, first teased at the end of the Destiny 2 vanilla campaign and then elaborated upon with the Shadowkeep expansion. Those guys are about to reach the solar system, and it seems that Rasputin will be a key figure in dealing with them. We’re probably about to learn some new info about the pyramid ships and the race that uses them once we work through The Lie.

There’s also a big theory developed from Destiny lore about Rasputin’s role in the Collapse that might finally get confirmed (or definitely denied): that Rasputin was the one who attacked and disabled the Traveler way back during the Collapse. At the end of the Season of Dawn, Osiris confronted Rasputin about its actions during the Collapse but didn’t elaborate on what they were. It seems very likely that “The Lie” this quest refers to could be the one we’ve been told about who was responsible for the Traveler’s fate–and what the Traveler had planned to do during the Collapse before it was disabled.

We’ll have to wait for the other steps to see where the story might take us, though. And getting to those other steps is probably going to take at least a couple of days. As of this writing, the completion tracker on The Lie has only been moved 1% for each of the three locations. Get out there and launch those satellites, Guardians.

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